About

Director of Operations

Sophie Smith

Sophie loves helping small-town economies reach their fullest potential. As the Director of Operations at Platinum PR, she leads projects, multitasks like a champ, and nurtures client needs with style and grace.

Previously the Main Street Manager in Brunswick, Maryland, Sophie is familiar with the challenges that face growing communities. In this role Sophie served in multiple capacities, but primarily worked with small businesses, property owners, government officials, and other local entities to achieve their economic development objectives. She additionally led the organization’s re-branding effort and ran their marketing and outreach initiatives. Sophie has previously worked as the Volunteer Coordinator at United Way of Frederick County and as the Global Project Manager for UNESCO Center for Peace.

Sophie is a legacy graduate of Hood College, boasting a bachelor’s degree in global studies. Originally from Freeport, Maine, she has lived in four different countries and speaks two languages. Connect with Sophie via email, 240-608-4443, or on LinkedIn.

Favorite part of her job: Asking questions. Listening to others and their stories. Constantly learning new things. Helping make dreams into reality.

Professional superpowers: Being the “cat wrangler” or “circus master” (as Ellen puts it).

Personal superpowers: pumpkin bread baking

Her favorite things: driftwood and seaglass; spicy chai lattes; hosting family and friends for a shared meal, drinks, or movie night; volunteering; reading books – especially historical fiction; encouraging others to achieve their goals; candlelight; fog; the smell of woodsmoke; chocolate chip cookies; her family, her friends, and her kitten; the sound of a tennis ball can being opened; birch trees

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